Making Rebar Railings for our Loft and Stairs

Wood and Rebar Railings for our Loft and Stairs Recently, Andrew went to work on some rebar railings for our loft and our stairs. This is our middle son, Andrew  😊 Let me say, they ended up taking way more time than we thought they would!  But that’s how we seem to roll! It’s totally not…

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MORE Bible Promises for Your Homesteader’s Heart

Are you in need of MORE Bible Promises for your Homestead? I know that I am! Once I finished last week’s page of wonderful Bible Gems, more and more kept coming to my mind! I decided not to keep them to myself, but to share them, as more encouragement for our journeys! Oops! “Last week”…

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Why Tools Trump Toys!!

Tools Trump Toys!! Several years ago, I wrote this post for my homeschooling group. It remains my most popular post and my favorite of all times. When I transferred my Lessons and Lessons blog over here to Ridge Haven Homestead last year, I assumed that all of my posts had come along. Sadly, this one…

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7 Reasons to Bring Back the Old-Fashioned Work Bee!

What is a Work Bee, and what is so wonderful about one? If you’ve ever read some of the old stories, like the Little House on the Prairie books or stories from former pioneer times, you may have come across the idea of a work bee. Depending on the nature of the project needed help…

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Super Insulated Cabin Roof Project

Our Super-Insulated Cabin Roof–The Never-Ending Project We finally decided to take the plunge and get our Off-Grid Cabin fully roofed. We’ve had some water leakage, despite the house wrap and plastic sheeting over the whole roof. This post contains affiliate links Super-Insulated Gambrel Roof When we built our Gambrel roof, we had no idea of…

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Friday Friendship Feature #9. That’s What Friends are For

I’ll be by your side Forevermore. That’s What Friends Are For… I grew up in the Eighties! Somewhere, ingrained in my memory, are the lyrics and music to that classic song, which gives us such a positive lesson about friendship. That’s what friends are for! Well, I’ve seen this attitude displayed many times recently, among…

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Wooden Scripture Plaque

Make a Wooden Scripture Plaque, with Free Template A Wooden Scripture Plaque makes a simple but beautiful accent for your home. This Plaque also makes a great gift! Nice ideas include for: Baptism Graduation Birthday Mother’s or Father’s Day Thank You Gift Nursery Decoration Kitchen Bathroom Special Gift for your Child Grandparents This post contains…

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The 101 Series. Biology 101 Review

Biology 101 & The 101 Series. Science for High Schoolers Does your High School struggle with Loving Science? All parents want their children to love learning! And there are certain courses that are required for high school graduation, among them higher level sciences, like Biology, Chemistry, and sometimes, Physics. But what do you do when…

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Friday Friendship Feature #7–Educational Philosophy

Welcome to the Friday Friendship Feature #7! Finding Your Educational Philosophy Today’s Topic? Educational Philosophy–What is Yours? I normally feature a blog post that I’ve run across during the past week, and that needs to be shared! Somehow, my thoughts have been in a jumble this week, and I have not had the mental time…

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